The J offers a variety of tennis programs for youth and adults.

Youth tennis

The LJCC Junior Program is a two-tier flexible program for children that calls for no long-term commitment, and Tuesday-Thursday class times allow parents to enjoy watching their kids’ progress.

Red Ball (age 7 and under)

  • 36’ courts
  • Appropriately sized rackets
  • Red low-compression* tennis balls for a slower pace

Green/Yellow Ball (age 8+)

  • Full-sized courts
  • Green low-compression* balls with a transition to regular tennis balls

*Low-compression tennis balls bounce lower and slower than regular balls.


A USPTA-certified elite professional, Dale Clark (205-510-9014) has been teaching tennis at the LJCC for 27 years. Dale played for Jefferson State Junior College and Samford University before becoming a teaching pro and coaching Tuscaloosa’s Central High School Falcons to a 12-0 record and the State 6A Championship. He has been ranked No. 1 in Alabama in men’s doubles and highly ranked in mixed doubles.